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So you think you can code

Undergrad research could help profs reduce bad habits among novice coders How do you know if a concept is understood? It’s a question every school faces. The answer is usually by testing. Get a question right and it shows you understand. But that isn’t always the case, especially when it comes to computer science, and […]

UBC Okanagan researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality

With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking for quick and accurate means of determining the potency and quality of their products.

UBC researchers shine a new light on cancer treatments

Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have discovered a new method of using infrared light to monitor cancer progression during radiation treatment that may lead to better and more personalized therapies.

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Warren Hare, an associate professor at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, recently co-authored a new textbook with Dr. Charles Audet of Polytechnique Montréal. “Derivative-Free and Blackbox Optimization” helps fill the gap for quality, accessible material needed in a new and rapidly growing sub-field of computer science. We caught up with Warren […]

UBCO researchers introduce system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions

UBCO researchers introduce system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions

UBCO Medical Physics faculty Andrew Jirasek and Michelle Hilts, along with University of Victoria PhD student Evan Maynard, have introduced a novel system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions. The milestone was reached by building on the team's previous work in developing and optimizing a 3D radiation dose measurement tool called "gel […]

What would the world look like without Pi?

What would the world look like without Pi?

  By: Paula Tran Pi. The mysterious number and symbol you’ve known since elementary school. You probably know that pi is a ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. You likely also know that it is widely used in mathematics, and that there is a world record out there for the ability […]

Q & A with Mark Button on UBCO's State-of-the-Art FiLTER Lab

There are certain places on a university campus that everyone knows about: the library, the commons, the best place to get coffee (subjectively of course). But few probably realize that on UBC's Okanagan campus, in the basement of the FIPKE building beneath the Starbucks, lies the state-of-the-art Trace Element Research (FiLTER) Lab. So what is […]

UBC presents a discussion with journalist Mohamed Fahmy

Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-born Canadian, will share his experiences as an imprisoned journalist at a special event at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Nuclear North Korea

UBC Okanagan is hosting a day-long symposium that will bring together experts on North Korea, including Canada’s former ambassadors to North Korea and China, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and several Washington, D.C.-based experts of the region, who will discuss the current political international climate.